GIE Lady Matrix add Dawn Evans (ex LA Sparks)

by Eurobasket News

GIE Lady Matrix (WUBA) landed 29-year old guard Dawn Evans (5'7''-PG-89, college: JMU). She played most recently at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket (France). In 26 games: 14.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.0% (Euroleague: 12.8ppg). This will be her return to professional basketball.

"It's always a bonus to add a great player like Dawn", said Brad Martin. She has alot of experience that we need at this point of the season. 

The 5-7 Evans, who led JMU to the Colonial Athletic Association title in both 2010 and 2011, is the Dukes' all-time leader in four different statistical categories, including points (23.1ppg), free throws, three point shots made and three point shots attempted. She also holds CAA records for career points and three pointers made and attempted.

In July Evans was honored for her play for the U.S. All-Star Team in a series of summer games in China. She was named the team's Most Valuable Player for its series of games vs. the China National Team.

Although not drafted in the WNBA; she signed with the LA Sparks in 2012. 

Evans was named CAA Player of the Year in 2011, as well as All-CAA First Team and Tournament Most Outstanding Player. She was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American as a junior in 2010 as well as both an Associated Press and WBCA State Farm Honorable Mention All-American in 2011 as a senior. Evans ranked in the top five in scoring in the nation in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.

** Evans was featured in Sports Illustrated print edition the Spring of 2011.

CAAC All-Freshman Team -08
CAA All-Tournament Team -09, 10, 11
All-CAA 1st Team -09, 10, 11
CAA Tournament Winner -10, 11
CAA All-Tournament MVP -10
WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention -10
CAA Regular Season Champion -11
All-CAA Player of the Year -11
All-CAA All-Tournament MVP -11 All-French LFB Honorable Mention -13 French LFB All-Imports Team -13